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New Writing North is the development agency for creative writing and reading in the North of England. We work in partnership with regional and national partners to produce a range of literary and performance activities including flagship projects such as The Northern Writers’ Awards, the Gordon Burn Prize and Durham Book Festival.
We specialise in developing and investing in writers of all ages and act as a dynamic broker between writers, producers, publishers and broadcasters across the creative industries. Our entrepreneurial approach to talent development has also seen us launch new writers via our Moth Publishing crime imprint in partnership with Business Educational Publishers and work with Northumbria University to stage the innovative Crime Story festival event.
As a producer of new work we commission a wide range of writing from topical essays and publications to award-winning dance theatre productions, short films, live literature and broadcast projects.
Our work with young people includes work in schools with children and their teachers and activity outside of school including the literary magazine Cuckoo Quarterly and Cuckoo Press alongside our young cultural journalism website Cuckoo Review.
New Writing North Registered charity number 1062729